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What papers are suitable for markers?

I'm not sure what you're defining as "normal drawing paper" or "sketch paper," but you can ultimately use markers on any surface, however you will experience different results depending on the ...
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How can I ensure my marker tips don't get destroyed?

I have seen children grasp markers in a clenched fist and vigorously fill in large swaths of the drawing area with colour. It's the vigour with which the children fill the area that destroys the ...
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Why is my metallic Sharpie drawing thinned out and transparent lines?

The thinness you are seeing is that your pen is dispensing more of the inks suspension medium than its pigment particles. The "ink" in metallic Sharpies is made up of particles suspended in a medium. ...
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What papers are suitable for markers?

When you say "is it okay", that implies that there's a rule about what you can use with what, or that everybody who uses markers, uses a particular kind of paper for a reason. Any medium will have ...
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Mixing Winsor & Newton Pigment Markers & Copic Markers

About damaging the Markers. I don’t see how you could, at most, just clean the tip afterwards if you use both types toghether. Just keep in mind, according to Amazon a smooth surface is important ...
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What papers are suitable for markers?

I know this isn't the official answer, but I wanted to give an easy one for people as I've been drawing with markers for years now. Marker paper. Yes it's that simple. It's pure white, and doesn't ...
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Techniques for markers

There are a lot of artists online who use Copic markers or a mix of Copic, other brands and even other media like pencils to create texture or white ink for highlights. Often a lot of cool images you ...
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Blend colors with markers

It is possible to blend using markers, though like any new medium it can take some practice as well as depend on the type of marker you're using. Water-based markers Blending water-based markers ...
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Any White Pens/Markers To Write Over Black Pens?

I'd try a correction pen, there are now quite a lot to choose from. This web page shows over a dozen kinds, and how opaque they are over black ink. The best white ink pens Matching the paper ...
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Any White Pens/Markers To Write Over Black Pens?

Personally, for purposes such as you have listed, I use the uni-ball Signa white gel pen UM-153. With a gel pen you will have more control over the lines you are creating, and can layer the markings ...
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Do certain markers work better on felt?

I tried an experiment on a square of random tan felt I had sitting around. I chose the letter B because it has a good mix of straight and curved lines, so I could also get an idea of how easy a ...
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Why is my metallic Sharpie drawing thinned out and transparent lines?

Marketing copy on the Staples website listing for the silver metallic Sharpies reads (bold mine for emphasis): Achieve beautiful writing with a metallic sheen when you use Sharpie® Metallic ...
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What markers are like sharpies without the fumes?

You can get acrylic based markers of high quality, which are nontoxic. My favorite ones are Posca. I personally believe that children should always have access to the highest quality art supplies, ...
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What papers are suitable for markers?

"Bond" paper is usually best for markers, it has a smooth flat surface and is usually thick enough to prevent too much bleed through. If fact there are specifically made papers for magic markers ...
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Painting/doodling on my white Hydroflask

Apparently, you can use acrylic paints to decorate your flask, and then seal it with a dishwasher-safe sealant. For painting you can use regular acrylic paints, and for doodling you can use acrylic ...
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Is there a specific type of pen/marker that won't rub off on EVA foam?

Sharpies can be good on plastic (including foamed plastic like EVA craft foam) but they're not always the best choice. Here I've tested (top row, blue) a Schwan Stabilo OHPen 841 universal permanent ...
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What markers are like sharpies without the fumes?

If I was looking for such markers in my area I would go to the shops where they sell toys and craft items for kids, specially the kind of shop where they sell the cheaper items. They are not always ...
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Why is my metallic Sharpie drawing thinned out and transparent lines?

My silver sharper marker undergoes the opposite problem. I would store it tip down and shake it well before you use it. Even though it says you don’t need to, I find it works a little bit better if ...
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Techniques for markers

I wanted to start using markers again and confronted the same issue. My solution was to try stippling and cross-hatching. My markers are super cheap but I'm thrilled with the effects of stippling. ...
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Any White Pens/Markers To Write Over Black Pens?

As I often write white text on top of black, I've been looking for a good white pen myself. A correction pen doesn't do it for me, as the correction liquid doesn't stick very well. The above-mentioned ...
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What markers are like sharpies without the fumes?

I liked the fat Crayola markers with the single sharp conical tip for my art kids at the YMCA when I taught there. I tried cheaper brands, but in the long run the Crayola ones lasted longer, worked ...
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Is there a specific type of pen/marker that won't rub off on EVA foam?

It would depend on what you intend to do with the foam. Any acrylic based paint pen should mark it sufficiently to label pieces or to draw lines to cut later on, but if you want to draw a design (for ...
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What papers are suitable for markers?

You'll need a thick type of paper. Ordinary bond paper is a bad idea as the markers will bleed through to the surface below. Some art stores sell paper billed as "marker paper". I haven't ...
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Blend colors with markers

It is very hard to blend colors with markers and you can't use normal paper for it because on rough paper marker spreads so you need a proper sketch paper.
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